Gábor Tamási’s Gödöllő by Candlelight is a series that attests to the photographer’s values, his thoughtful portrayal of reality, his objectivity and his compassionate presence—he tells “the truth, not just what is real,” to quote Attila József.
These days he photographs Gödöllő: the hidden face of the town, its “fabric,” which is sometimes worn, its forgotten and decaying values, the buildings little known but worth discovering (Ora Chapel, Grassalkovich Winery, Bezsilla Villa, Babatpuszta manor, Protestant church). He introduces the people who practice rare crafts – the bookbinder, the watchmaker, the instrument maker and the maker of tin soldiers – and their surroundings.
He is especially interested in people who all but live in symbiosis with nature and animals (Lázár Equestrian Park, animal coordinator Árpád Halász).
He captures those moments when time pauses, reality opens up and becomes intelligible and visible in the radiance created by the omnipresent light.
Light and what Pilinszky called “fertile silence”: this duality is the source of the sacral quality of these pictures.
Curator: Kecskés József